Paracyathus sinuosus Cairns and Wells 1987 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae

Full reference: S. D. Cairns and J. W. Wells. 1987. Neogene paleontology in the northern Dominican Republic, 5. The suborders Caryophylliina and Dendrophylliina (Anthozoa, Scleractinia). Bulletins of American Paleontology 93(328):23-43

Belongs to Paracyathus according to S. D. Cairns and J. W. Wells 1987

Sister taxa: Paracyathus adetos, Paracyathus alternatus, Paracyathus altus, Paracyathus bastropensis, Paracyathus bellus, Paracyathus crassus, Paracyathus cylindricus, Paracyathus granulosus, Paracyathus henekeni, Paracyathus incrustans, Paracyathus nannodes, Paracyathus pedroensis, Paracyathus peruvianus, Paracyathus procumbens, Paracyathus ravni, Paracyathus rugosus, Paracyathus stearnsii, Paracyathus tasmanicus, Paracyathus taurinensis, Paracyathus turonensis, Paracyathus vaughani, Paracyathus vaughani

Type specimen: Its type locality is NMB Loc15833 - Rio Gurabo [Mao Fm], which is in a Piacenzian offshore limestone in the Mao Formation of the Dominican Republic.

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (1 collection)

• Miocene of the Dominican Republic (1)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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